Performance management

Performance management consists of two parallel processes. The first is the informal, day-to-day management of individuals and teams by their immediate line manager. The second is the formal framework within which the performance of individuals and teams is assessed and improved.


Compulsory retirement of partners in the Covid era

Compulsory retirement may be on the agenda as Covid exposes weaknesses in the boardroom. Ivor Adair looks at the risks for firms with a partnership structure.

Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

30 Jul 2020

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

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How new job titles reveal radical shift in wellbeing thinking

29 Jun 2020

The rise of new job roles is an indicator of the rapid transformations that businesses are undergoing as they adapt to a future with coronavirus.

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How will your star teams perform now they’re working alone?

14 May 2020

Your star performers, or ‘superchickens’, work better together. So how can organisations build social cohesion when everyone is working virtually,...

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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Employee engagement isn’t just HR’s responsibility

11 Mar 2020

As UK employee engagement and productivity levels remain stubbornly low, Stuart Hearn explains why improving engagement levels is a job...

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Four ways HR can handle ‘brilliant jerks’

2 Mar 2020

Putting up with toxic employees risks damage in the form of churn and lost productivity, no matter how 'brilliant' they are.

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Why a promotion can be a nightmare for the neurodiverse

13 Feb 2020

The transition into a management role can be a stressful time for a neurodiverse employee, especially if the cognitive abilities...

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Why performance management and engagement should be linked

20 Dec 2019

Employee engagement and performance management have traditionally been two separate facets of HR’s role. But both need to be better aligned for organisations to get the most from their people.

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Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

3 Dec 2019

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

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Zalando accused of misusing software to rank workers

22 Nov 2019

Online fashion retailer Zalando has been accused of using a performance management tool that ranks employees by how they evaluate...

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Should smartphones be banned in the workplace?

11 Nov 2019

Allowing smartphones at work can affect productivity, but is an outright ban the answer?

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Boots failed to provide equipment for employee with hearing impairment

6 Nov 2019

An ex-Boots employee with a severe hearing impairment has won his case at an employment tribunal after the company failed...

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Amazon opens its doors to public scrutiny

1 Nov 2019

EXCLUSIVE | To improve perceptions of its warehouses' working environment, the online giant is inviting the public in to show what conditions are really like.

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HR policy and performance improvement: are systems to blame?

18 Oct 2019

Are people to blame for poor performance or is it more often the system that employs them? Occupational psychologist John...

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